Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers Up Close and Personal

Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers Up Close and Personal After twenty five years of investigating analyzing and interviewing serial killers their family members neighbors and even surviving victims Jack Levin has become one of the world s most respect

After twenty five years of investigating, analyzing, and interviewing serial killers, their family members, neighbors, and even surviving victims, Jack Levin has become one of the world s most respected experts on the motivations and modus operandi of dangerous criminals In this gripping book, he taps his wealth of experience with the criminal mind to offer lessons for laAfter twenty five years of investigating, analyzing, and interviewing serial killers, their family members, neighbors, and even surviving victims, Jack Levin has become one of the world s most respected experts on the motivations and modus operandi of dangerous criminals In this gripping book, he taps his wealth of experience with the criminal mind to offer lessons for law enforcement and the general public about how serial killers think, as well as the conditions under which hideous murders typically occur These lessons, he hopes, will lead to effective ways to thwart such crimes in the future Levin s face to face meetings and correspondence with such notorious murderers as the Hillside strangler Kenneth Bianchi and Orville Lynn Majors the male nurse who was convicted of killing numerous patients in his charge reveal that these types of killers are not motivated by money, revenge, or rage In fact, the only motivation seems to be a sadistic craving for power and a need to feel in control Levin also, for the first time, lets down his guard and reveals what it feels like to be seated so close to such cold blooded killers.Many killers, as Levin points out, are meticulous planners Levin has found that even in situations that appear spontaneous, for instance a workplace shooting by a disgruntled employee, the deed is carefully thought out and prepared for in advance Another factor that consistently emerges i

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Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers Up Close and Personal

  1. Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where he teaches courses in prejudice and violence.

160 Reply to “Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers Up Close and Personal”

  1. Well I wasn t to impressed with this book I did finish it completely However, there was def a time in this book about 1 2 of the way into it where I did want to stop reading and just get a different book But I had to stick it out to see I wanted a book that was very, personal to the single serial killers really got inside of their minds, possibly interviews, life stories, that type of stuff However this was a collection of paragraphs about why some people do what they do It wasn t very specific [...]


  2. A very well written and well thought out book The title is a bit of a misnomer, as this book covers many types of murder besides serial murder The author even discusses some cases where the killer might be innocent I had no idea some people still doubted Charles Manson s guilt He has interviewed many of the famous murderers he writes about, and discusses his impressions of them in a way that makes them seem very real to me.


  3. Don t expect a definitive study of the criminal mind when you pick up this book Author Levin gives a rather general view of his own experiences in interviewing killers and the conclusions to which he comes regarding them He chooses certain characteristics and then discusses which killers have or don t have them As such, this book is about a criminal profiler s mind in doing his work, and yes, he does mention that he doesn t sleep well at night.


  4. The title is definitely not indicative of a book that includes entire chapters on threats both empty and dangerous and don t snitch culture The author may know a lot about serial killers, but this book s content goes well outside of that realm and the author does not do those subjects justice.


  5. This book was interesting, if a bit disjointed and shallow Robert Ressler still looms large as the definitive author on the subject.




  6. Great book The author has a lot of personal experience tied into facts It was a quick, easy, enjoyable read.


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